Slow ratings start for CBS' O'Donnell after first week
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS chose the middle of the summer for Norah O'Donnell to debut as "CBS Evening News" anchor, so probably should not be surprised that not too many people noticed.
Justice Department launches antitrust probe of Big Tech
The U.S. Justice Department says it is opening a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers.
The Latest: Tech firms have little to say on antitrust probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. regulation of technology companies (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Major tech companies facing congressional antitrust scrutiny have no comment on the Justice Department's just announced probe.
Visa Inc. 3Q profits rise 11%, beating expectations
NEW YORK (AP) — Payment processor Visa Inc. is saying its fiscal third quarter profits rose by an adjusted 11% from a year earlier, as more consumers spent more on Visa credit and debit cards.
Opposition rallies as Venezuela blackout eases in some areas
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition on Tuesday sought to harness anger over a massive blackout that deepened hardship nationwide, but turnout at a Caracas demonstration was relatively modest as many Venezuelans despair of an imminent solution to their plight.
Stocks close higher following solid earnings results
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday as several major companies reported solid second quarter gains.
FDA warns top marijuana company for making CBD health claims
U.S. regulators have issued a warning to a leading marijuana company for making unproven health claims about CBD. The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it has warned Curaleaf Inc., of Wakefield, Massachusetts, for illegally selling unapproved drugs.
US economy dodges the threat of painful spending cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) — The budget agreement that congressional leaders and President Donald Trump forged late Monday lifted a big potential drag on the U.S.
Trump sues House panel, NY to protect state tax returns
NEW YORK (AP) — Opening up another legal front against the Democrats investigating him, President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued the House Ways and Means Committee and New York state officials to prevent his state tax returns from being turned over to the congressional committee.
Senators unveil compromise to reduce drug costs for seniors
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior senators — a Republican and a Democrat — unveiled compromise legislation Tuesday to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of Medicare recipients, while saving money for federal and state health care programs serving seniors and low-income people.
Lawmakers approve financial rescue for Ohio's nuclear plants
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A roughly $1 billion financial rescue for Ohio's two nuclear power plants is on the way after lawmakers and the governor signed off on a plan Tuesday that will add a new fee to every electricity bill in the state.
Boris Johnson chosen as new UK leader, now faces Brexit test
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson, Britain's blustering Brexit campaigner, was chosen as the U.K.'s next prime minister on Tuesday, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a politically divided country.
Johnson's win elevates 'no-deal' Brexit risks to UK economy
LONDON (AP) — With Boris Johnson confirmed as the next U.K. prime minister, the outlook for the British economy has become murkier — and potentially more perilous.
BA fails to win injunction against pilots on strike action
LONDON (AP) — British Airways has failed to win a temporary injunction from a U.K. court to halt strike by pilots demanding better pay.
Lawmakers return to assess budget and debt agreement
WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers are returning to Washington to assess a budget and debt deal between Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump, but there's no evidence of any last-gasp drama that could upset the hard-won compromise.
Teen climate activist to French critics: Listen to science
PARIS (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has told lawmakers at France's lower house of parliament that they need to listen to scientists on the issue of climate change and act now to avert a catastrophe.
US home sales fall 1.7% with prices high and supply low
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales tumbled 1.7% in June, with rising prices and a scarce supply locking out many Americans from ownership.
AutoNation replaces new CEO with a new CEO
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Four months after the country's largest auto dealership chain named a new chief executive to replace its longtime CEO, it's making another change at the top.
Coke shares hit all-time high as new drinks win customers
ATLANTA (AP) — Coca-Cola shares hit a record high after the company upped its full-year revenue expectations and said it's winning customers with new drinks like low-sugar sodas and iced coffees.
IMF sees a weaker global economy but upgrades US forecast
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its outlook for the world economy because of simmering international trade tensions.
Global stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over the potential re-opening of U.S.-China trade talks and despite heightened Middle East tensions.
Deal sealed on federal budget ensures no shutdown, default
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders have announced a critical debt and budget agreement that's an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid political and economic tumult over the possibility of a government shutdown or first federal default.
Channel Tunnel operator: 'no-deal' Brexit now main scenario
LONDON (AP) — Channel Tunnel operator Getlink is warning that Britain's departure from the European Union without a deal is now "very likely" and is its main scenario as it forecasts earnings.
Colonial-era Korean laborers want Mitsubishi compensation
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Colonial-era Korean forced laborers launched a legal step Tuesday to get court approval for the sale of local assets of their former Japanese employer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which has refused to compensate the former workers.
Asian stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over possible new U.S.-China talks despite concerns about rising Middle East tensions.